From TimesTalks: Leading Women of Broadway – a chat with 6 actresses discussing the craft of performing for theater, how roles written for women have evolved, and more.
Cicely Tyson Talks Being Eartha Kitt’s Understudy, Evolution Of Roles For Women, More
Cicely Tyson Talks Being Eartha Kitt's Understudy, Evolution Of Roles For Women, More
Cicely Tyson, who just won a Tony Award for her performance in The Trip To Bountiful, is one of the 6, and she kicks off the conversation, relaying her earliest Broadway experience – being an understudy for Eartha Kitt! It feels like an entire world away; I’m sitting here just trying to grasp the thought of Cicely Tyson as Eartha Kitt’s understudy. Both legends!
Talk about a one-two punch! What would an equivalent pair look like in 2013?
Watch the conversation with the 6 actresses: